December 15, 2005
The White Oak is the state tree of Illinois, Maryland, and Connecticut. Its wood was used to build the famous ship, USS Constitution (also known as "Old Ironsides").
This tree was donated and planted by the Don Higgins Family of Higgins Tree Farm in Gays, Illinois.
Tree located at
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Tall tree with rounded crown formed of spreading stout branches; straight trunk; reaches a height of 80 to 100 feet with a diameter of 3 to 4 feet.
Uplands and lowlands with dry, sandy soils; often in pure stands.
From Maine to the foothills of the Rockies, south to eastern Texas, east to Georgia, north to southeastern Canada.